Kellie Owens, PhD, Class of 2020
  • Titles:
  • Assistant Professor of Medical Ethics and Population Health at the NYU Grossman School of Medicine
  • Education:
  • Northwestern University, PhD, Sociology
  • Northwestern University, MA, Sociology
  • Michigan State University, BA

Kellie Owens is a medical sociologist and empirical bioethicist whose work focuses on the ethical use of health information technologies. She is particularly interested in understanding when and how new technologies worsen or improve health inequities. Her most recent projects explore the actionability of genomic data for healthy populations. She is also interested in developing better social and technical infrastructures to support artificial intelligence and machine learning (AI/ML) tools in healthcare.

Her research is supported by an early career award from the National Human Genome Research Institute (NHGRI) at the National Institutes of Health (NIH), and has won awards from the American Sociological Association, the American Anthropological Association, and the Society for Social Studies of Science (4S). 

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